Thursday, March 29, 2012

It's The Little Things

I recently sold one of my ocean paintings.  Water is not an easy thing to paint and neither is a cloudy sky.  However, after a few failures and some practice I was content with what I had accomplished.  The warmer weather has prompted me to dig into more beach and ocean scenes.  After all, it is a favorite place of mine.  If I had the choice to go anywhere, it would be somewhere warm with salty air and sand.

I had to hand deliver this piece.  Since it wasn't being shipped via snail mail I opted to accessorize the packaging with something to indicate what's inside.  Making my rounds throughout the house I found twine, a sand dollar, some sticks, and moss left over from a school project.  After tying the twine around the package I hot glued the remaining items on top and finished it off with my name in stamps.  I had just as much fun packaging the piece as I did painting it.  I hope the recipient has just as much fun opening it.


  1. This is such a lovely ocean scene. I am sure the buyer will adore it! :-)

  2. Beautiful work Gretchen and the packaging is so nice.
    Congratulations on the sale.

  3. Congrats on the sale and love your packaging!

  4. The wrapping is almost too pretty to tear open...but then, there is a lovely gem inside too! :) very nice...and congrats on your sale!



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